Beyond the Box: Arkansas defeats LSU 63-54 for first SEC win
PLAYER OF THE GAME: Erin Gatling became the third different player this year to start alongside Calli Berna at the shooting guard spot, and she responded with one of the best games of her career. Gatling scored a career high 14 points, added two steals and two assists, and sparked Arkansas early with her hot shooting.
PLAY OF THE GAME: Not just one or two plays of the game - but three in a row! After Arkansas led big early, LSU cut the advantage to just two points. That was when the Razorbacks heated up from behind the arc. On consecutive possessions, first Melissa Wolff, then Berna, and finally Keira Peak all swished three pointers, and forced the Tigers to call a timeout to regroup.
TURNING POINT OF THE GAME: Gatling was rewarded for some recent solid play with her first UA start, and she showed her worth right away. The senior swished a three on the game's first possession, and later hit another three to help Arkansas to get out to a great start and a 14-0 lead.
UNSUNG HERO OF THE GAME: Quistelle Williams was a force for Arkansas in the paint, recording the fourth double-double of her career. Williams had career high 12 rebounds and added 13 points for her third double-double of the season, while also logging a career high 37 minutes. Williams finished strong, recording 10 of her points in the second half.
STATS OF THE GAME: The Razorbacks had a strong performance both defensively and on the glass. Arkansas recorded 10 steals, forced 17 turnovers, and held a 44-40 edge in total rebounds.